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Some serious "chaffing"!!!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by stevo22, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. Cooper Landscaping

    Cooper Landscaping LawnSite Member
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  2. pagefault

    pagefault LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    I've been into cycling and mountain biking for a long time. I never developed the slim build of the cyclists, though. I wear the cycling shorts under regular shorts so the world does not have to see me in tights. No chaffing here.

    Otherwise, I can be raw in 4-6 hours of walking around, tops.
  3. bigz1001

    bigz1001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I recomend Under Armour compression shorts or boxer briefs. They wick the moisture away from your skin and have worked wonders for me, the only underwear I wear anymore! Under Armour Site
  4. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    Every day in the summer I wear river shorts, from eddie bauer or whoever.
    Black. No dirt to show, no undies to wash and they expel moisture like...well, they are river shorts! Ask for them and you will never have that problem again, unless you sleep around with the wrong people...
  5. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    My secret is shorts in the summer with no underwear and lots of baby powder. The baby powder only works when you keep applying it every 2-3 hours.
  6. skurtz78

    skurtz78 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    ok two products to help you out. One would be a product called body glide that is used by triathletes under wetsuits and on parts of the body that rub a lot and the other when it gets bad is panaten cream i believe made in germany and we use for our kids diaper rash. Either of these should help you out.
  7. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    couldnt read all the posts, but if you are chaffed, immediate relief comes with desitin!!!!!!!!! And you are running strong next day, all day
  8. elamey

    elamey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I've had this problem since I was a kid, even when I was skinny, not just mowing, playing golf and everything. I've got probably 20 pair of them and NEVER have "THE PROBLEM" with them on. The answer? Spandex "jammer" swim trunks, other companies like Dolphin etc.. make them too..just search for jammers. I put them on underneath my normal clothing of course. They make walking frictionless, they wick moisture away and are very durable.

    You want to pull them up as far as you can, in front, pull them up far enough that you have to choose a direction to "dress," :blush: In back just pull them up as far as is comfortable...farther the better :eek: . For gents with an overhanging gut (like myself) the top of the trunks will have extra material for you, so much that you will look like "granpa with his pants up to his chest." They don't really work well like that, they won't stay in place, The way to fix that and make the trunks more comfortable is to tie the string in the waist band and simply roll it down. Keep rolling the extra waist band material down until you get to your waist line..in my case my gut line :) Usually I can roll the extra material down just below my belt line and there are no issues with my belt/pants being too tight.

    Check out www.swimoutlet.com they usually have some sort of "grab bag" no pun intended, special that makes these pretty affordable. Here is a pic of what i'm talking about...

  9. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    lol lol o man! i know what you mean.

    I've had some bad "crotch rot" before. :cry: :dizzy:

    Its especiallly bad when things get reall sweaty down there, and then dry up.

    Use gold bond very heavly. :blob3:
  10. StealthDT

    StealthDT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    A real man would slap Ben Gay on it and keep mowing.

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